A rare chance to take a historical walk and bus tour around the scenic surrounds of Ards, near Creeslough takes place this Saturday and Sunday.Run in conjunction with the ‘Creeslough View’, life long Ards local, Ben McFadden will act as the tour guide explaining some of the lesser known facts of an area steeped in amazing history. On Saturday they will run three bus tours, departing from Ballymore Church at 10am, 1pm and 4pm, which will take you back in time to explain much of the hidden history of the local Forest Park and more.On Sunday they host the “Grand Ards Historical Walk” leaving from Ards Friary at 10am. This promises to be a fascinating tour and covers little know stories behind the Condemned Road, Mass Rock, Ague Well, the Fairy Hollow, The Three Fork tree and ring forts, as well as many more.Ben points out:”You could travel all over Ireland and you would never find a town land that is steeped in so much history that had, and still does, have so many famous people. For such a small community, this place has it all.”For booking and information contact Gerald on 087 6109331 BEAUTY OF ARDS AND CREESLOUGH TO BE REVEALED DURING WALKING WEEKEND was last modified: July 31st, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Ardsbus tourCreesloughwalking tour
Conspiracy theorists will probably have little to say now that the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter has taken the clearest photo yet of the alleged “Face on Mars” in Cydonia. For the before and after photos, see PhysOrg. The new photo is clearly an eroded, rocky mesa – that’s all, folks.Use this as a teachable moment. See our 09/21/2006 entry on design detection and the use of evidence to support a theory. Most serious human observers of Mars never bought into the late-night-talk-show fantasies (05/24/2001), but there is a serious question in such cases that needs reflection: how do we humans differentiate between design and chance or natural law? Look at our long list of paired objects, some designed, some not. A pictorial presentation of these pairs for kids can be a great way to help them think logically about design. Some of them are trickier than at first glance; they raise additional questions about deeper levels of design, and what we mean by design and natural law, that can trip up adults, too. And some of the most ardent scientific opponents of the Face-on-Mars idea have a puzzle of their own: how did they use intelligent design theory to show the believers were wrong? Moreover, how do they justify the inference of alleged microbes on Mars from methane, color, or other indirect biomarkers? Dumb as the Face-on-Mars theory was, it can be turned into a lively discussion on important questions, and can refine everyone’s baloney detecting skills.(Visited 8 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0
Hurry up and film like a crazy person, or take your time? In this article, we examine both approaches to no-budget short film production.No-budget short films shoots are full of challenges. With a diminished crew (if any), and no financial backing, it can often feel like you’re walking into the wind. As such, it raises the question: should you sprint or take your time?What do I mean by that? Well, let’s use running as an analogy for filmmaking. When you’re sprinting, you’re moving as fast as you can to reach the finish line. But this is only a short dash, not a marathon. From a filmmaking perspective, you’re theoretically likely to run into fewer issues during a shorter shoot than you would a drawn-out project. You can give it your all without exhausting yourself.Conversely, if you take your time when making a no-budget short, you can create a longer film. And when you do run into issues, you’ll have time to stop fully address the concern. But the more time you take, the more issues you’ll run into.Recently, I released a web series that was a labor of love for the last few years. To be frank, I abandoned the initial concept quite a while ago. I envisioned it as a thirty-five to forty-minute sci-fi short film, and in the end, it was a fifteen-minute web series of three- to four-minute vignettes. I realized that a thirty-five- to forty-minute no-budget sci-fi epic, by a solo filmmaker, might have been overly ambitious.I definitely took my sweet time on this project, and it killed it.Out the gate, everything went fine. The lead actor had set aside a few days to film, all of our props and costumes were in fully working condition (they decline rapidly over the course of a no-budget short), and we even had a day of shooting at a location with a rusted-out helicopter and an equally eroded army jeep. For a no-budget apocalyptic short, that location felt like we had gone to the next level.At this point, we were sprinting — filming every day, long hours, getting great results. As soon as we started to slow down at the end of the first week, the setbacks began to mount. Ultimately, I didn’t even wrap filming until two years later.Instead of working on an overly ambitious project set in several different locations — involving a plethora of complexities — if we had worked on a short film that we could have actually completed in a week, while it would have been different, we would have finished it much sooner and moved on to a new project.The longer a no-budget project drags on, the more apparent it becomes that it has no budget. And, of course, the one thing that filmmakers want when making a no-budget short is for it to look like it had one. In the end, because we didn’t get the results we wanted from that initial week, we decided to cull most of what we shot and, instead, produced a series of vignettes with a very spare story.Aesop’s fable “The Tortoise and the Hare” says we don’t need to run to win the race. But when it comes to a no-budget short, I think the faster you work, the better the results.Cover image via G-Stock Studio.Looking for more filmmaking tips and tricks? Check out these articles.PG vs. R Ratings: What’s the Difference for Summer Action Films?4 Quick, Helpful Fixes for Stimulating a Compelling InterviewTips for Avoiding Stress as A Solo FilmmakerWhat to Charge for Videography Projects: A Handy GuideFrom Jason Bourne to Indiana Jones, This Is the Secret to Better Action Scenes
SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Thunder: Westbrook picked up his fourth foul trying to get around Gobert’s pick with 7:33 left in the third, but the Thunder were actually outscored by 12 points when he was on the court. … Despite allowing several offensive rebounds down the stretch, the Thunder outrebounded the Jazz 51-44.Jazz: Even with a number of open looks, Utah didn’t make a 3-pointer in the fourth quarter. … The Jazz hadn’t lost at home when getting more than 30 assists since Nov. 26, 2008. Utah had 35 assists.UP NEXTThunder: Host the Minnesota Timberwolves on Sunday.Jazz: Host the Portland Trail Blazers in the final Christmas Day game on Tuesday.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Westbrook was on the bench with four fouls when Rubio made a 3-pointer to give the Jazz a 79-70 lead midway through the third quarter. George scored 18 points in the last 6:04 of the period — on everything from driving dunks to spinning 3s — to forge a 93-81 advantage after three free throws with five seconds left.In all, the Thunder outscored the Jazz 23-2 when everything went through George. He flexed while facing the Utah crowd on the baseline, he talked trash with Joe Ingles and he demanded the ball, even while drawing double-teams at times.George didn’t do it just by shooting. In the fourth quarter, Mitchell looked as though he was headed for a breakaway dunk and George somehow took the ball from him. A couple of plays later, the Jazz overplayed him and he deftly dropped the ball off to Adams for a dunk.George took some time getting in a rhythm after offseason knee surgery and the Thunder lost four straight. Since then, George has become nearly unstoppable. In his last nine games, he has averaged more than 32 points on 47 percent 3-point shooting.TIP-INSADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Adonis Stevenson regains consciousness from medically induced coma Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? MOST READ Rudy Gobert had 20 points and 10 rebounds for the Jazz (16-18). Donovan Mitchell scored 20, Derrick Favors added 16 and Ricky Rubio had 12 points and 14 assists.Three nights after scoring 43 against Sacramento, George went 15 for 25 from the field and made five 3-pointers while dishing out six assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine football chiefGeorge hit a jumper to extend Oklahoma City’s lead to 106-97, but the Jazz fought back on the strength of their defense. After a miss by Westbrook, Mitchell drove for a layup to make it 107-105. After Mitchell and Dennis Schroder exchanged steals, Westbrook fouled out trying to block Mitchell on a potential tying dunk with 1.5 seconds remaining.Mitchell was slow to get up after hitting the floor hard, and his first free throw rimmed out. Mitchell launched the second free throw high, apparently attempting to generate a long rebound, but it swished through for the final margin. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion BREAKING: Corrections officer shot dead in front of Bilibid Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George (13) shoots as Utah Jazz forward Royce O’Neale (23) defends in the second half during an NBA basketball game Saturday Dec. 22, 2018, in Salt Lake City. Oklahoma City won, 107-106. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)SALT LAKE CITY — Paul George had 43 points and 14 rebounds to help the Oklahoma City Thunder hold off the Utah Jazz for a 107-106 victory Saturday night.Jerami Grant and Steven Adams each scored 15 as the Thunder (21-10) won their fourth straight game and tied Denver for the best record in the Western Conference. Russell Westbrook had eight points on 3-for-17 shooting with 12 rebounds and nine assists.ADVERTISEMENT View comments
New Delhi: State-owned Bank of Baroda (BoB) is likely to complete the process of merger of Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank with it in two years, said a senior official of BoB. The merger of Dena Bank and Vijaya Bank with BoB became effective from April 1. Information technology platform integration alone will take about 12 months and other processes and systems may take another year or so, the official said. The process has been designed to ensure that there is minimum disruption of the customers during the transition period, the official said adding that the branding of the three entities will be retained in the interim period and will be transitioned to the new brand in a phased manner to ensure minimum disruption to existing operations. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalAs far as capital is concerned, the official said, the government has infused Rs 5,042 crore in the bank taking care of additional expenses and maintaining minimum regulatory capital requirement. There would be pressure on the balance sheet of the bank during the first quarter when the maximum impact of the merger will play out and, subsequently, the impact will moderate, the official added. The maiden three-way amalgamation is the first step in the consolidation of the public sector banking industry recommended in 1991 by the Narasimham Committee report. Through this merger, the government has created an institution of global scale and size, thereby providing significant benefit to all stakeholders. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe consolidated entity started the operation with a business mix of over Rs 15 lakh crore on the balance sheet, with deposits and advances of Rs 8.75 lakh crore and Rs 6.25 lakh crore, respectively. BoB, the second-largest public sector lender after State Bank of India, now has over 9,500 branches, 13,400 ATMs, and 85,000 employees to serve 12 crore customers. The announcement of the three-way merger was among several reforms initiatives undertaken by Financial Services Secretary Rajiv Kumar to make public sector banks (PSBs) healthy, robust and globally competitive. As part of the reform process, the government had also announced transfer of majority 51 per cent stake to Life Insurance Corporation in IDBI Bank in August last year to transform the Mumbai-based lender. Besides, the Department of Financial Services made a record capital infusion of Rs 1.06 lakh crore in the PSBs in 2018-19.
New Delhi: The Congress on Monday released the list of candidates on six out of the seven parliamentary constituencies in Delhi for the May 12 Lok Sabha polls, signalling a non pre-poll alliance with the national capital’s ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). The three-time former Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit will contest from the North East Delhi seat, while former Delhi Congress Chief Ajay Maken will contest from New Delhi, said a letter by Mukul Wasnik, General Secretary of the All India Congress Committee (AICC). Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder Dikshit will be facing the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari and the AAP’s Dilip Pandey. Senior Congress leaders and also former presidents of the Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee (DPCC) J.P. Agarwal (Chandni Chowk) and Arvinder Singh Lovely (East Delhi) are also in the list. Rajesh Lilothia, former MLA and the Working President of DPCC will be the party’s face from North West Delhi, while Mahabal Mishra will contest from the West Delhi seat. The party however, is yet to finalise a candidate for the South Delhi seat. For weeks, alliance talks between the AAP and the Congress were on, although the former had listed out its candidates for all the seven seats last month. The two parties wanted to join hands in order to defeat the BJP, who won all the seven seats in Delhi in 2014 elections.
According to Callum Wilson’s former Coventry manager Mark Robins, he has shown ‘character and determination’ to bounce back from injuries and score on his England debut.Wilson was on target on his England debut as they defeated the United States 3-0 in Wayne Rooney’s 120th and final cap.The Bournemouth striker started his football career at Coventry and despite series of injuries, scored 22 goals in 49 appearances between 2009 and 2014.Robins, who managed Wilson at Coventry says his debut is a proud moment for the West Midlands club.“When I was here the first time around Callum had quite a few lengthy injuries and to come through that and get back to playing, never mind to the level he’s performing at, shows character and determination,” Robins told Sky Sports.Crouch: Liverpool could beat Man United to Jadon Sancho Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Peter Crouch wouldn’t be surprised to see Jadon Sancho end up at Liverpool one day instead of his long-term pursuers Manchester United.“Eddie Howe takes a lot of credit for that because he has molded him and developed him again and obviously he deserves his opportunity in the England shirt because of his performances for Bournemouth.“He’s taken that well and I was delighted for him, I was willing him on to score last night.“I would have liked to see Wayne Rooney score a goal as well with the stick he’s taken for playing in a game like that.“These players who have been stalwarts for England, who have been top, top players and who have broken records for goal scoring deserve that recognition.”
Alessandro Florenzi admits Roma’s main objective for the rest of the season is to secure Champions League qualification.Roma enjoyed last season’s Champions League campaign after reaching the semi-finals and Florenzi revealed the club wants to go one better this season.“We finished 2018 with the right impression,” the right-back disclosed via Football Italia.“Now we need more continuity and positive results. We know we can and must do better. We must try to find ourselves as a group, even if the group has always been the base from where we’ve picked up again.“The group can save you from any situation, so continuing to win altogether must be our objective, also because games aren’t won alone.“The Coppa Italia could be a very important objective for Roma. We mustn’t take dreams out of our minds.Chris Smalling open to a permanent AS Roma deal Andrew Smyth – September 6, 2019 Chris Smalling can “definitely see a longer-term future” for himself at AS Roma should things work out on his loan spell from Manchester United.“Even if we know Serie A is impossible, we have another objective, which is the Champions League.“I’m not saying it’s a utopia, but it would really be a dream to retrace what we did last season and improve on it, even if it won’t be easy.“I don’t think we lack malice. Sometimes we haven’t been clinical enough. I’m not just talking about the strikers but rather everyone, myself included.“We’re lacking a bit in this regard, similar to how we’re lacking in desire to not concede goals.“I’m not just talking about the defenders but rather the whole team. These are things that we had last season and we have to find them again.”